Bradley Cooper will reprise his gay
role in a limited series based on the film Wet Hot American
The 2001 movie directed by David Wain
returns in an 8-episode series for Netflix.
According to Deadline Hollywood, most
of the film's ensemble cast has agreed to return. That includes
Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper,
Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak
Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D.
Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly
Shannon, Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman.
Wet Hot American Summer was a
commercial and critical flop – earning a meager $295,000 in the
United States – but went on to become a cult hit.
In Cooper's first
feature film, he played Ben, a gay man who made out with Michael Ian
Black's McKinley in a sports shed.
Cooper recalled the
sex scene in an Esquire interview: “I remember saying, 'What
if we wear tube socks, and I'll go up on the wall, and you'll come
from behind me.' And I said in the scene, 'Say my name,' and Michael
says, 'Ben!' And I say, 'No! Say my Christian name,' and he
whispers, 'Benjamin,' and that's when I came.”
Cooper also played
gay in the 2010 romantic-comedy Valentine's Day.